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Stories from Friday, March 16, 2012

Governor appoints Sen. Lawson as new secretary of state (03/16/12)
Connie Lawson (R-Danville), who has served most of Putnam County as District 24 state senator the past 16 years, was appointed Friday as the new Indiana Secretary of State, effective immediately. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made the announcement at noon Friday. Lawson had tendered her resignation to Senate Pro Tempore David Long earlier in the day...
Greencastle adds 10 minutes to school day for 2012-13 (03/16/12)
Increased demands and decreased funds from the state have school corporations scrambling for any advantage they can gain. The challenging environment makes even an additional 40 minutes of school each week of great help to educators. The Greencastle School Board approved a proposal on Wednesday to move up the start time at each school by 10 minutes for the 2012-13 school year. ...
Three-way stop coming for South Street intersection (03/16/12)
With a major upgrade on the drawing board for South Street in the next couple of years, Greencastle city officials are getting a jump on remedying an existing issue before increased traffic only compounds the problem. A three-way stop intersection has been suggested for the eastern terminus of South Street, where it intersects with Zinc Mill Road on the city's southeast side...
One step closer in the salt storage debate (03/16/12)
BAINBRIDGE-- Bainbridge utilities were the hot topics during Wednesday night's town council meeting. The board continued discussion on the topic on salt storage, inching one step closer to making some decisions. For the past few months the Town of Bainbridge has been making decisions and designing a building for salt storage...
Military Family Relief Fund bill signed into law (03/16/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Legislation authored by Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) extending the eligibility window for deployed soldiers to receive grants from the Military Family Relief Fund was signed into law on Thursday. The law, House Enrolled Act 1059, previously passed the House and the Senate unanimously and was signed into law by the governor...
Soil and Water Conservation District sets annual tree sale (03/16/12)
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its second annual Tree/Native Plant Sale and will be taking orders until March 23. The trees/plants will be available for pickup on April 14 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in the goat barn...
Employee of the Year (03/16/12)
LPN Diana Baker (second from left), who in July will mark 37 years at Hickory Creek at Sunset, is honored as the 2011 Employee of the Year in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the facility on Greencastle's southwest side. Helping congratulate Baker are Hickory Creek at Sunset Administrator Karen Sandberg (left), Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray and Frank Crosby, president of the Hickory Creek Health Care Foundation. ...
Late free throws lift Cougars to county title (03/16/12)
On a night when basketball fans set their sights on the NCAA men's tournament from some thrilling action, a nice crowd at South Putnam was treated to some exciting hoops action in the final of the seventh grade girls' Putnam County tournament. North Putnam rallied back to win 21-20 in overtime over Greencastle...
Late free throws lift Cougars to county title (03/16/12)
On a night when basketball fans set their sights on the NCAA men's tournament from some thrilling action, a nice crowd at South Putnam was treated to some exciting hoops action in the final of the seventh grade girls' Putnam County tournament. North Putnam rallied back to win 21-20 in overtime over Greencastle...
North Putnam rallies for county title victory (03/16/12)
After an overtime thriller in the seventh grade county championship, the eighth grade game proved to be equally exciting as North Putnam overcame a three-point fourth-quarter deficit to come away with a 28-25 win and the county crown. The win by the Cougars finished a county sweep by the Cougars on the night and head coach Neal Knapp was pleased with the progress of his team...
Scanner for March 16 (03/16/12)
Sheriff's Department He hit a deer that ran into the road, causing the ambulance to spin 180 degrees and come to rest facing north in the northbound lane. The ambulance was disabled and towed from the scene. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Due to disabling damage, the truck was towed from the scene. Damage $2,501-$5,000...
Stop! Theif (03/16/12)
I recently discovered that another newspaper columnist has been stealing my material and claiming it as his own work. He wasn't just copying the ideas from my columns; I'm talking verbatim cut and paste. His kindergarten teacher must be very proud of him. There's an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but even in prisons, copycat killers are frowned upon...
The most important skill in politics (03/16/12)
Watching Capitol Hill these days, I'm often struck by how issues that were present at the dawn of our Republic continue to reverberate. In the very first session of Congress, when members had to grapple with how to make the new government work, they also had to come to grips with how they themselves could work together. This wasn't easy...
Record event for Ag Day requires many thanks (03/16/12)
To the Editor: On Saturday, March 10, 2012, a record attendance of Putnam County residents attended Putnam County Ag Day to celebrate "American Agriculture: Feeding the Future, Filling the Gaps." The day kicked off with an Ag Day Breakfast followed by a short program by Purdue Professor Larry Deboer. Awards for Farm Family of the Year, Friend of the Farmer, Ag Day Photo Contest and a Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment presentation were given...
Chili supper fundraiser support appreciated (03/16/12)
To the Editor: The volunteers of Putnam County's American Red Cross would like to thank the community for your support and generosity during our annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction. To our lead sponsor, The Waters of Greencastle, and sponsors Delta Theta Tau and the Putnam Inn, you made our evening delicious!...
PCF prison staff honors memory of Judge Gray (03/16/12)
To the Editor: Superintendent Stanley Knight and Putnamville Correctional Facility staff extend their condolences to the family of retired Judge Sally Gray. Judge Gray, who passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, was a member of the Putnamville Correctional Facility's Community Advisory Board from May 2008 to October 2010...
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